I couldn’t help feeling that this was some kind of sick joke when I heard this, considering Japan’s ongoing woes with radiation fears and the current debate over nuclear energy.
But yes, according to this computer gaming website, a Biohazard Cafe in Grill will be opening in Tokyo on July 13. The restaurant will open in Parco Part 1 in Shibuya.
And for anyone like me who doesn’t know that Biohazard is actually referring to a computer game, you can read about it on Wikipedia:
Resident Evil, known as Biohazard (バイオハザード Baiohazādo?) in Japan, is a media franchise owned by the video game company Capcom. It was created by Shinji Mikami as a survival horror game series that was initiated with the eponymous PlayStation title Resident Evil in 1996. Since then, the game series has branched out to include action games, and has sold 49 million units as of March 2012.
The Resident Evil media franchise has been expanded to comic books, novels and novelizations, sound dramas, live-action and computer-generated feature films, and a variety of collectibles, such as action figures and strategy guides.
No wonder Tokyo is often considered one of the most expensive cities in the world. Shoichi Fujimaki has opened a new upscale ramen shop in Meguro ward where the average bowl of noodles costs around 3,000 yen.
“People will pay more for nice things,” rationalizes the 40-year-old, sporting closely cropped hair and a white chef’s coat pulled over a pink, collared dress shirt. “If I thought it was too expensive, I wouldn’t be in this business.”
The Emperor Ramen sells for 10,000 yen and requires a reservation three days in advance.
A cafe in Minami Aoyama has become popular for serving desserts and drinks containing vinegar.
“They’re so sweet you couldn’t imagine they contained vinegar,” one customer reportedly told workers.
Vinegar is a popular health ingredient in Japan.
If you are looking for an interesting night out head off to Ninja. It is an interesting theme restaurant located in Akasak-Mitsuke.
Bloomberg have a full review of the restaurant.
Their website is:
I went to this restaurant last night in Azabu Juban. It is a very popular place. We managed to get a table on the terrace. The curry, Chinese brocolli and rotti were are all great.
Bento have a review of the place here
In conjunction with the release of Frank Miller’s new movie Sin City, a Sin City theme bar has been opened in Aoyama.
It has a mixed menu with pasta dishes available for around 1,300 yen.
It is open until December this year.
For further details: http://www.ageha.com/sincity/
If you are looking for something different for a place to have dinner, you might like to try a dinner cruise around Tokyo Bay. I went on the Royal Wing a few years ago and had a Chinese meal. The food was fairly average, but the views and “novelty” factor were definitely worth it.